At first glance, the Republicans got their way in their “demand” that James Comey testify privately before Congress. Big deal.
The House Judiciary Committee also agreed to release the transcript within 24 hours so that Comey can release all or part of it to the public.
Is this supposed to be a win? So the public won’t get to see all the histrionics on video, but I’m sure committee members will make up for the lack of visual display through their expressions of outrage and sympathy for Mr. Comey.
I know that Republicans were afraid that due to his court filing, Comey would delay the issue until the new Congress came in and the testimony request would disappear.
Also, won’t Comey again be able to refuse to answer questions due to “security reasons”?
Maybe someday Republicans will stand up for truth and transparency. But not on Tuesday.